The alarm rings at 7am and a new week is about to begin. I drag myself out of bed and often fail in the attempt to put a smile on. I see the week’s new challenges and they sometimes feel endearing or even overwhelming. Sometimes you just wish you woke up on a Tuesday! Since I’ve been here in Atlanta I understand what Sunday is about. It’s a time were our church comes together where we worship, study scripture and enjoy fellowship over breakfast and laughs. What I personally have been struggling with is the days between Sundays. What is ministry suppose to look like those days… How am I suppose to go about it and what do I do to bring unbelievers and believers alike into the fold of our church.
This past week I had an opportunity to volunteer for a company called Orange. They basically are all about impacting the coming generations for Christ. The theme of their conference this year was, “Monday is Coming.” As a man planting a church here in Atlanta I’ve come to realize people will more often than not turn down your invitation to church and often won’t give you the time of day for a Sunday; hard news indeed for my intentions to help grow this church.
What these people will often give you though is their Monday. Ministry is so much more then, “Hey, come to church this Sunday” it needs to be, “Hey, let’s get together this week” or, “Hey, I want to help you with that.” It is simply you being as present as possible in a person’s life and sharing with them the love of Christ through your outward action. It’s so easy just to ask someone to come to church because it requires so little of us. When it comes to a Monday through Saturday ministry, it’s deeper. It’s an overflow of intentional love being shared to the believer or non-believer alike.
As believers we have such a unique opportunity. God has placed us where we live, where we work, and who we work with for a very specific purpose; to impact it for Him. As Americans we often visit the same coffee shops, go to the same grocery store or gas station, gym or whatever you name it! Even in places such as these we have the opportunity to have an impact on people’s lives. As I grow in this I want to encourage you to do the same! Monday is coming! Make an impact wherever you go, be bold and intentional about loving people and being present in their lives! These were the most consistent things Jesus exemplified while He walked this earth. Evaluate your surroundings and pray for ways were you can impact it greatly for Christ. Be bold! Be intentional! Be present!
Monday is Coming